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Flood control measures along Sutlej in offing
Jalandhar, May 7
Taking flood control measures and to strengthen various sensitive sites along the Sutlej river in Jalandhar and Phagwara divisions, the drainage department will spend Rs 6.50 crore before setting in of the rainy season. The department has identified 13 (nine in Jalandhar and four in Phagwara) sensitive sites where the river has been washing away fragile land and threatening human lives for decades.

Man commits suicide
Hoshiarpur, May 7
An elderly man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed rifle at Janauri village last night. The deceased has been identified as Varinder Singh (70), son of Gurdev Singh. Last night, he shot himself with his licenced .12 bore double barrel rile. The police also recovered a suicide note from the pocket of the deceased.

Heroin recovery from Customs Supt
Consignment came in Samjhauta Express
Jalandhar, May 7
Three days after the police arrested Gurdev Singh, Superintendent, Customs Department, for allegedly possessing 10 kg of heroin, the accused reportedly told the police that he got the contraband from Pakistan via Samjhauta Express.


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13 file nomination for ZP elections
Hoshiarpur, May 7
As many as 13 candidates have filed their nomination papers for 24 zones of Zila Parishad, Hoshiarpur, and 133 candidates for 204 zones of 10 Panchayat Samities for the upcoming elections.

Tributes paid to Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Batala
: Rich tributes were paid to iconic Punjabi playwright and writer Shiv Kumar Batalvi on the occasion of his 40th death anniversary celebrations held at the auditorium being constructed in his memory here today. The event, which was organised by the Shiv Batalvi Memorial Arts and Cultural society, attracted people from all walks of life. ó TNS





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Flood control measures along Sutlej in offing
Drainage Dept to spend Rs 6.5 crore in Jalandhar, Phagwara divisions
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 7
Taking flood control measures and to strengthen various sensitive sites along the Sutlej river in Jalandhar and Phagwara divisions, the drainage department will spend Rs 6.50 crore before setting in of the rainy season. The department has identified 13 (nine in Jalandhar and four in Phagwara) sensitive sites where the river has been washing away fragile land and threatening human lives for decades.

The most sensitive sites in Jalandhar division have been identified in Lasara, Bhollewal, Maunwal, Danewal and Gadre-Bhodey villages while Shal-e-Bazar, Thamanwal, Ismailpur, Chak Wadala and Datewa have been identified in Phagwara division where the Sutlej has been causing massive destruction every year.

A sum of Rs 4.1 crore is to be spent at four work sites in Jalandhar while Rs 2.3 crore has been earmarked for nine works to be carried on in Phagwara division.

Jalandhar DC Shruti Singh, who recently inspected certain sensitive sites along with officials of drainage department, has asked the sub divisional magistrates and other officers concerned to complete the work before June 30.

The district administration had earlier submitted a proposal demanding funds for flood protection works to the government in a meeting of the State Flood Control Committee chaired by the Chief Minister.

Talking to the Tribune, Anil Sood, Superintending Engineer, Drainage department, revealed that tenders would be called for the said works shortly. He revealed work at the sites would be started in the next 15 days after completion of formalities and arrival of funds.

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Man commits suicide
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, May 7
An elderly man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed rifle at Janauri village last night. The deceased has been identified as Varinder Singh (70), son of Gurdev Singh. Last night, he shot himself with his licenced .12 bore double barrel rile. The police also recovered a suicide note from the pocket of the deceased.

Sub-Inspector Vikramjit Singh, SHO of the Hariana police station, said Varinder Singh got his son Anchal Singh married to Sharda, daughter of Parkash Chand of Dango PS Gagret about two years ago. There was a strain relation between Sharda and her in-laws. Later, Sharda went to her parents house and did not return. On May 5, 2013 she got registered an FIR No. 38 under Sections 498 A, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC against some members of her in-laws family in the Gagret police station. The incident frustrated Varinder Singh and he committed suicide last night.

The Hariana police today has registered a case under Sections 306, 34 and 120 B of the IPC against Sharda, her mother Kamla Devi, father Parkash Chand, sisters Shashi Devi and Seema Devi, brother-in-law Satish Kumar, maternal uncle Capt Balbir Singh in this connection.

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Heroin recovery from Customs Supt
Consignment came in Samjhauta Express

Jalandhar, May 7
Three days after the police arrested Gurdev Singh, Superintendent, Customs Department, for allegedly possessing 10 kg of heroin, the accused reportedly told the police that he got the contraband from Pakistan via Samjhauta Express. The police also seized 5 kg of smack, 2 kg of heroin and Rs 4 lakh from Gurdevís official accommodation, near Attari railway station, where he was posted. Meanwhile, a local court today extended Gurdevís police remand for three days.

Hayre said the official had confessed to have got heroin packets hidden in the train which he unloaded later. SSP (Rural) Yurinder Singh Hayre said Gurdevís mobile phone had details of calls made to smugglers in Pakistan. ó TNS

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13 file nomination for ZP elections
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, May 7
As many as 13 candidates have filed their nomination papers for 24 zones of Zila Parishad, Hoshiarpur, and 133 candidates for 204 zones of 10 Panchayat Samities for the upcoming elections.

This was disclosed by Varun Roojam, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer here today.

He said 41 candidates had filed their nomination papers for Hoshiarpur-I Block Samiti, 13 for Hoshiarpur II, 9 for Mahilpur, 15 for Garhshankar, 6 for Bhunga, 7 for Dasuya, 8 for Mukerian and 19 for Talwara block Samiti.

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